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Monday, September 21, 2009

Amazing !! Asia Song Festival 2009 !!

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Asia Song Festival had been held 6 time annually included this time.
But what is Asia Song Festival? it is a music festival with Asia's greatest stars and bring Asia together as a hub of cultural exchange. So, Asia Song festival is your imagination of Asia, Music and stars come true.

That's why I went to this festival!!
My others friend and me got VIP seat tickets for that concert. So, it make us go crazy and cant wait to be there. We all got the tickets from this Asia Song Festival official website ( http://asf.kofice.or.kr/l_eng/index.php ) and it is free for foreigners ( 1st come 1st serve ). We all so lucky!! ^_^

The venue was located at Seoul World Cup Stadium and the concert started on 6pm evening but we all arrived there 230pm to get our VIP seat tickets!

Seoul World cup stadium can be easily to get there by Subway station. This is the Picture when we went out of the subway station. You all can see, there are a lot of people attending that concert!! ^_^

This is the East Entrance of the world cup stadium. Can you all see the "CGV"? That is the Korea Cinema Company!!! now a day world cup stadium have Cinema, cloths store like a Department store!! Unbelievable!! ( Probably Soon, Malaysia will have it ^_^ )

This is North Entrance, all of the Fans line up and ready to get inside the stadium!!

3 of us got the VIP seat Ticket, this are the Prove!! hehe ; )
1st one, he is from Cambodia and then me following from Philippines. We all so excited.

All of them also my friends, but they got different VIP Seat. ^_^

This is the stage that all the Asia star will step on it!!

World cup stadium Score-Board!!

Before the Concert started, all of the Camera man and crew working so hard to make sure no mistake occur during the concert. You can see in the picture, he having his dinner up there!! impress ^_^

There are the Master of Ceremony for this concert, I recognized that women is the Korean Drama actress " my girl ". ^_^ Cant believe it we all saw her here.. hehe

After that, Korean Drum performance. Interesting!!

This 1st greatest Asia singer Show Luo ( 罗志祥 ) from Taiwan. He is a popular Taiwanese singer, host, dancer, and actor. Award winner Most Popular Singer award of the Singapore Entertainment Awards.

This is 2NE1, Korean music group of 4 women belong to YG Entertainment. First appearing in a Cyon commercial campaign with Big Bang for LG Telecom, their debut single "Fire" earned much popularity of forecasting birth of a large new singers group. This song " Lollipop", "Fire" and "I Don't Care" earn the 1st place in digital music award!! 6th Asia Song Festival: Best Asian Newcomer's Award!! ^_^ Below is their " I Don't Care " song they sang in Concert!!

You can hear their song here "Lollipop" ,"Fire","I Dont care"

She is Ho Ngoc Ha the most famous female singer in Vietnam. In 2008 she won the Prize of "golden Album of the year" and " the artist of the year " .

K-Otic the latest popular boy band group in Thailand comprising with 3 nationalities (Thailand, Japan and Korea). They being nominated as Thailand best artist in 2008.

Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer.He is a good actor and singer too!! hehe

His song..

Chris Lee, an idol among youngster in China. she had a sparkling debut by grabbing the top prize at the "Super girl" Hunan Board casting of China in 2005. Last year, she was awarded the best singer in China award at the MTV Asia award 2008.

Mihimaru GT from Japan is a J-Urban and J-pop group signed to Universal Music Japan and managed by Tearbridge Productions, a subsidiary of Stardust Promotion and Avex.Very popular in japan.. hehe

V6 special Guest from japan. !!

Special Award winner, Ruslana from Ukraine.

Gackt from Japan!! He is a Japanese musician, composer, lyricist, poet, author, actor, designer and model. His music has been a theme song for various animation and video games, such as New Fist of the North Star, Bujingai and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, amongst others. one of Famous singer in Japan.

Girl Generation from Korea. A popular South Korean nine-member girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. Its members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader) , Jessica, and Sunny. They got Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Song of the month. In 2008 they awarded " new singer award" and "high one music award" of the 17th Seoul Music Award.

Their latest popular song with amazing dance!! hhee
For their others song click here, "Genie", "Gee Gee"

Agnes Monica!! Indonesian pop singer, dancer, actress, songwriter, and producer. Her first teen album "..And The Story Goes" (2003) made her popular as a teenage singer.[1] It sold 30.000 copies only in 3 days. In 2009 she awarded "Trax FM Jakarta - The Now Generation is in Action", "Expreso, (Entertainment Program of Antv) - Kartini Modern", "Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI) - Best Female Pop Solo Singer", "Dahsyatnya Awards [tremendous awards] - Soloist most tremendous", "Talk Less Do More Awards from Class Mild Awards - Class Music Heroes", "Anugerah Industri Muzik, Malaysia - nomination of Malay Songs that are Open by Foreign Country Artists".

Her impressive performance!! it really amaze me!! Indonesian Singer!!

Super Junior, often referred to as SJ or SuJu, is a boy band from Seoul, South Korea formed by SM Entertainment in 2005. In 2008 their song "sorry sorry" been nominated as "hot online song" and also "Hot Performance"

"Sorry Sorry"
This is Super Junior Popular song with awesome song!!!

Big Bang!!Idol Group of 5 man belonging to YG Entertainment. They became nationally recognized idols. In 2009 they awarded "Hiwon music prize", "mobile popularity prize", "major prize" and the "best album prize" in 18th Seoul Music Award. Look like they are the best so far!! hehehe

"Last Farewell" This is Big Bang Latest Song!! ^_^

So, Next year don't miss the chance to get the VIP seat tickets for this awesome Asia Song Festival. Next year do remember to Click here to get your VIP tickets!! ^_^ http://asf.kofice.or.kr/l_eng/index.php

What about Asia Song Festival 2010? Let's take a look!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Outstanding !! Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul !! 광화문 광장 !!

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Brand New Gwanghwamun Plaza located in front of the main gate of Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace).

About the history of this Gwanghwamun Plaza, More than 600 years ago, Gwanghwamun square was considered the venue for government buildings, with the main six government buildings straddling the square. Officials from these buildings gathered at the royal palace to discuss national affairs with the king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Since then, this area was long considered the heart of Korean politics, and it has witnessed important turning points in Korean history.

As you can see the picture below, that is the overview of the Gwanghwamun Plaza!!

Well, actually I went to the launching ceremony of Gwanghwamun Plaza with my friends ( Thai, Loas, Malaysian, Korean)!! We all really amazed about this Ceremony!! We arrived there around 6pm and I took some Pictures around that area.

Later we saw some water spray around the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin!! So, we curious and run to the statue. Then we saw this. Amazing!! isn't it?

There were a lot of people from nationality and also Korean waiting for the launching ceremony. There were more people than I expected!! ; )

The Stage for the opening ceremony!! It was a huge stage!!

Before launching, there was some performances and comments from celebrity about this ceremony.

This is the Korean Cultural Dance!! It was Great!!

Comments by Korean Star, Rain!! wow!!

There were some flags brought in to the stage and it was a way to invite high ranking or status personal to the ceremony!! What a grand ceremony!!

Since, the event too crowded with People. It female police need to on duty for this event!! It shown Women and Man Equality!! ^_^ Suddenly they launch the Gwanghwamun Plaza!!

So, How is it? it is amazing right? amazed all of us!!

After the launching, we took some pictures with the back ground of the Korea giant Flag!! But did you all see the person that wear Korean traditional cloth? He is the Korean music instrument musician!! I record his play. Let see it!!

Good Performance!! ^_^

This is the Back view of the stage, and you can see the Haechi is a lion-like horned creature, also known as "Haetae," which was selected as Seoul's new symbol in 2008! Cute!

Very Lucky! we met the Korea famous English show artist when we walk around the plaza!! with no doubt we straight away take pictures with here!! hehe ; )

The back view of the statue!! wow!! the fountain!!

Did you all see the big screen at the underground? It is a LCD screen and it was replying the Korea World Cup Match, the match of Korea against Italy.. Korea win the match!! ^_^

WOW!! the Night view of the fountain look far more beautiful and attractive!! hehe Because of this i decided to record it!! here is it!! enjoy!!

We all Impress!! ^_^

This is the picture we took before we all leave.. what a special moment for all of us!! If you visit Korea, do include this place in your schedule.. Nice place to visit!!

About the way to go there, it is easy. From Airport, either you come to Bus Express terminal or Seoul Station, just take subway line 5 and get off at Gwanghwamun station. Follow the underground path linking the station to the plaza. That's the way!! ^_^ Good Luck!!

Feel free to leave some comments!! Thanks!! ^_^

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